Graphic design exhibit opens at Campbell

Interpreting concepts like passion and stability and coming up with multi-purpose designs that can be translated to several different forms of media are just some of the objectives of Professor Danny Rodgers’ graphic design program at Campbell University. The work of Campbell graphic design students is currently on display in the E.P. Saul’s Gallery of the Rogers Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through Oct. 27. “We notice more observation and interest in exhibits during this time of year,” said Rodgers, assistant professor of art and graphic design. “This exhibition definitely has a way of getting noticed.” From assignments that require students to use only a few basic geometric shapes to interpret a broad idea to the total integration of typography, design and color, the students’ work represents an attempt to solve real world problems with individual style and creativity, Rodgers added. A major highlight of the exhibition is the poster designs created for Campbell University’s fall musical, “The Boyfriend,” a Roaring 20s farce that features colorful production numbers. This year, Graphic Design classes competed for the opportunity to have work professionally printed by an outside vendor, showcased around the Harnett County area and displayed on a Harnett County billboard during the run of the play. “The work continues to get stronger and much more competitive,” Rodgers said. “This is great preparation for the professional environment.” Campbell University’s E.P. Sauls Gallery is open between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free and open to the public.Photo Copy: A photographic interpretation of M.C. Escher’s “Metamorphosis,” by Emily Simpson, a student enrolled in the Graphic Design I course.

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